Ultimate List of Tom Cruise's Most Iconic Stunt Performances

HALO Jump in "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" (2018)

Cruise performed a High Altitude Low Opening skydive 106 times, achieving this while nursing a broken ankle.

Climbing Burj Khalifa in "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" (2011)

He scaled the world's tallest building with a harness and suction gloves, reaching a height of 518 meters.

Helicopter Chase in "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" (2018)

After three months of training, Cruise executed a 360-degree corkscrew dive in a helicopter.

Flying Fighter Jets in "Top Gun: Maverick" (2022)

Cruise piloted F/A-18 jets, enduring intense G-forces and performed most of the aerial stunts himself.

Hanging onto an Airbus A400M in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" (2015)

He clung to the side of an aircraft during takeoff, reaching heights of 1,000 feet.

Underwater Scene in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" (2015)

Cruise held his breath for six and a half minutes to film a dive into an underwater safe.

Dangling from a Cliff in "Mission: Impossible 2" (2000)

He free-climbed a 609.6m cliff and jumped between cliffs with just one safety rope.

Ankle-Breaking Jump in "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" (2018)

Cruise injured his ankle during a building jump but completed the scene, which was included in the film.

Cargo Plane Crash in "The Mummy" (2017)

He performed a sequence inside a NASA plane used for astronaut training, experiencing a 22-second free fall from 25,000 feet.

Knife to the Eye in "Mission: Impossible 2" (2000)

A risky stunt where a real knife was brought close to his eye, held back only by a cable.